Applications are Open for the Leadership and Service Awards

Leadership and Service are integral to the success of the Virginia Commonwealth University  community — through the exceptional leadership and charitable service of students and student organizations at VCU, the university is able to foster engagement and positive change within the surrounding community and abroad. Given the importance of these initiatives, the University has established the Leadership and Service Award program to embrace and reward students for their contributions to student organizations, community service and co-curricular excellence.

The deadline to apply for the Leadership and Service Awards is Friday, March 4, 2016.

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Students can apply on behalf of themselves or their student organization in any of the following categories. For more information on each award and to nominate yourself or your student organization, please visit the Leadership and Service Award website.

Awards for student leaders:

  • Dr. Henry G. Rhone Excellence in Student Affairs Award

Presented to undergraduate and graduate/professional students who have provided distinguished service to the Division of Student Affairs or the university.

 

  • William H. Duvall Award for Student Activities & Involvement

Presented to students who have provided exemplary service, beyond normal expectations, in student activities, student groups and/or organizations and are in good academic standing.

 

  • Alumni Association Award

This award is presented to a Monroe Park Campus senior who has exhibited exemplary characteristics in the areas of scholastics, leadership and service to VCU and the Richmond community.

 

  • University Leadership Award

Presented to undergraduate and graduate/professional students in leadership roles in student organizations or University committees who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating outstanding leadership ability and commitment to their organizations.

 

  • University Service Award

Presented to undergraduate and graduate/professional students who have provided outstanding service and commitment to university committees, student organizations and/or the Richmond community.

 

  • Emerging Leader Award

Presented to undergraduate and graduate/professional students who have provided distinguished service in their first leadership role(s) at VCU and demonstrated a potential for continued leadership.

 

Awards for student organizations:

  • Student Organization of the Year

This award recognizes a student organization that has demonstrated excellence in organization development, leadership, service, and membership engagement.

LSA Awards 2016 – Student Organization of the Year Application

 

  • Most Improved Student Organization

This award recognizes a student organization that has demonstrated significant improvement in membership recruitment and retention, budget management, program planning, and leadership while following the mission and goals of their organization.

LSA Awards 2016 – Most Improved Student Organization Application

 

  • Outstanding New Student Organization Award

This award recognizes a new student group who has demonstrated significant success and development in following the mission and goals of their organization.  Student organizations applying for this award must have started since July 1, 2015.

LSA Awards 2016 – Outstanding New Student Organization Award Application

 

  • Advisor of the Year

This award recognizes an advisor that has shown dedication to their student organization over the past year. The successful advisor for this award should be an individual who has been committed to the organization and contributed to the organization’s success.

LSA Awards 2016 – Advisor of the Year Application

 

  • Community Service Project Award

This award recognizes a student organization’s efforts on a one-time community service project.  Project/program must have been completed between March 2, 2015 and March 1, 2016.

LSA Awards 2016 – Community Service Project Application

 

  • Outstanding Community Service Award

This award recognizes a student organization’s overall community service efforts for an ongoing program or a series of programs. Service must have been completed between March 2, 2015 and March 1, 2016.

LSA Awards 2016 – Outstanding Community Service Award Application

 

  • Outstanding Local Community Service Award

This award recognizes a student organization’s overall community service efforts in the Richmond community (City of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Hanover County, and/or Henrico County) for an ongoing program or a series of programs. Service must have been completed between March 2, 2015 and March 1, 2016.

LSA Awards 2016 – Outstanding Local Community Service Award Application

 

  • Student Organization Advocacy Award

This award recognizes a student organization for their contributions as an advocate for a specific social issue across campus or in the community.  All contributions described must have been completed between March 2, 2015 and March 1, 2016.

LSA Awards 2016 – Student Organization Advocacy Award Application

 

  • Outstanding Student Organization Program

This award recognizes a student organization’s success for an individual program that enhanced the VCU community.

LSA Awards 2016 – Outstanding Student Organization Program Application

 

  • Diversity and Inclusion Award

This award recognizes a student organization’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and/or social justice through programming and initiative.

LSA Awards 2016 – Diversity and Inclusion Award Application

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